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ICSA Member News July 2017


A. Announcements


1. 2018 ICSA Election

ICSA election on 2018 ICSA Officers is started, please vote by July 29th. Candidates' information can be found here. Please update your contact information and password so that you can cast a vote for the election of new ICSA officers. If you have not done so, please update your information so that you could cast your vote for officer elections.

If you have any question, please contact Dr. Gang Li at


2. Updates on 2017 ICSA China Conference at Jilin, China

The 2017 ICSA China Conference with the Focus on Lifetime Data Science was successfully held on July 2 - July 5, 2017 in the beautiful Jilin City, Jilin Province, P.R. China. The conference, which had 2 keynote sessions and 24 invited sessions, attracted more than 120 researchers around the world. "The meeting had a focus on lifetime data science but attracted people from many other related areas," said Prof. Jianguo Sun, the Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 2017 ICSA China Conference at Jilin. "The ICSA leaders and local people did a ton of work, which was key for the success of the conference." Five young researchers (see below) were awarded the Junior Researcher Award ( ) that was sponsored by Biostatistics & Data Sciences Department at Boehringer Ingelheim (BI). The conference was organized by Jilin University and Beihua University with Prof. Dehui Wang and Prof. Yueting Yang being the Co-Chairs of the Local Organizing Committee.

Congratulations to the five recipients of the Junior Researcher Award:

Giorgos Bakoyannis, Indiana University, Fairbanks School of Public Health

and School of Medicine

(paper title: "Semiparametric Analysis of Competing Risks Data under Double-Sampling Designs")

Yang Li, University of North Carolina at Charlotte

(paper title: "Semiparametric varying-coefficient regression analysis of recurrent events")

Ling Ma, Clemson University, Clemson, SC

(paper title: "Joint modeling of functional data and time to event: an application to fecundity studies")

Peijie Wang, Center for Applied Statistical Research, School of Mathematics, Jilin University

(title paper: "Regression Analysis of Doubly Interval-Censored Failure Time Data with a Cured Subgroup")

Xue (Loya) Yang, Janssen Research & Development, Shanghai, China

(paper title: "Improve efficiency and reduce bias of Cox regression models for two-stage randomization designs using auxiliary covariates")

3. 2017 American Statistical Association (ASA) Fellows

Congratulations to the following eleven ICSA members who were elected as ASA Fellows:

  • Rongwei Fu, Professor, Oregon Health and Science University
  • Xuelin Huang, Professor of Biostatistics, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • Xiaoming Huo, Professor, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Guanghan Frank Liu, Distinguished Scientist of Biostatistics, Merck Research Labs
  • Wenbin Lu, Professor, North Carolina State University
  • Ping Ma, Professor, University of Georgia
  • Yanyuan Ma, Professor of Statistics, Penn State University
  • Wei Sun, Associate Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • George C. Tseng, Professor, University of Pittsburgh
  • Jun Yan, Professor, University of Connecticut
  • Ying Yuan, Professor, University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center


4. 2017 Institute of Mathematical Statistics (IMS) Fellows

Congratulations to the following five ICSA members who were elected as IMS Fellows:

  • Yanyuan Ma (Professor of Statistics, Penn State University)
  • Mei-Cheng Wang (Professor, Department of Biostatistics, Johns Hopkins University)
  • Lijian Yang (Professor, Tsinghua University, China)
  • Fang Yao (Department of Statistical Sciences, University of Toronto)
  • Linda Zhao (Professor of Statistics, University of Pennsylvania)


5. ICSA Activities at JSM

1) ICSA general member meeting

6-8 pm, 8/2/2017,

room: H-Key Ballroom 123

2) ICSA banquet at JSM

Galaxy Asian Cuisine

6219 Baltimore National Pike

Catonsville, MD 21228



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